PoE range extender boosts WLANs

January 24, 2008 -- Belden has introduced its BWRE-100 Power over Ethernet (PoE) Range Extender for use in wireless LANs (WLANs).

January 24, 2008 -- Belden has introduced its BWRE-100 Power over Ethernet (PoE) Range Extender for use in wireless LANs (WLANs). According to the company, designed for in-line installation and seamless integration, the device significantly increases transmission distance, while offering users cost-effective design, optimal mobility, and ease of implementation.

When used with the Belden Wireless Solution, the PoE Range Extender injects a re-energized signal between the wireless switch and the access point (AP), using bi-directional input and output ports on the extender. This enables users to install the APs at a distance of up to 200 meters from the wireless switch using Belden Category 5e, Cat 6 or 10G cable - effectively doubling the range of PoE transmissions from the baseline of 100 meters.

The product can also be used as a standalone PoE device to extend the transmission distance from a system's PoE injector or power supply to a standard PoE device without the use of an external power feed.

The PoE Range Extender complements the Belden Wireless Solution, which is built on a unique Channel Blanket topology. The company maintains that the platform offers ubiquitous signal strength and bandwidth, and seamless mobility with no roaming latency and no co-channel interference. The centralized 8-,12-, or 24-port Belden switch makes all traffic decisions in the WLAN, so Belden APs require no "smart" set-up or configuration.

The Belden PoE Range Extender meets the IEEE 802.3x full/half duplex Ethernet standard. The product is available now, with installation options including horizontal shelf or vertical wall mount.

More in Home
And the Winner is Cat 6A!
Sponsored
And the Winner is Cat 6A!